Woodstock gallery to host annual show online

Patrons were invited to chat with artists about their work at the opening of the Woodstock Art Gallery's summer exhibitions on Wednesday night. The annual juried show will run until October 12. (Kathleen Saylors/Woodstock Sentinel-Review)

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The Woodstock Art Gallery’s annual juried art show will move forward this year, albeit online due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The show, Visual Elements 62, features work from local artists who submit for consideration. These submissions are then judged by a panel of artists and art experts.

The gallery is now calling for artists to submit work to its first virtual juried show.

“The annual juried exhibition is an opportunity for emerging and established artists to showcase their work,” Woodstock gallery curator Mary Reid said.

“Over the years, I have seen hobbyists develop into skilled professionals, who have gone on to exhibit their work nationally and even internationally. We have a tremendous amount of talent in our community and now, more than ever, it is critical to celebrate these artists.”

The show has been held at the gallery for more than 60 years. This year’s jury includes metalsmith Asma Khanani, printmaker Kristine MacGregor and curator George Wale.

The show is open to all Southwestern Ontario artists who are current gallery members. The submission deadline is June 28 at midnight, and artists can find detailed submission requirements here.


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